Start Your Digital Nomad Journey Today (By Responding to This Post) post image

If you aren't familiar with the Tropical MBA, our articles are mostly advice and stories to and from established location independent entrepreneurs. Historically, however, some of our most popular posts have been job offers. These gigs have been used by everybody from college dropouts...

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By: DanPublished on 08.26.14
TMBA258:  ​Living, Working, and Adventuring in South East Asia post image

Podcast | Download | Stitcher | iTunes This week I was lucky enough to catch up with Stuart McDonald, the founder of Travelfish, which one of the most respected sites on the web for South East Asia travel information. If you peak over the...

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 08.21.14
An Ode to the Accidental Workplace post image

I was not expecting it, but when I first moved to Asia I found that you could walk into a broad range of establishments--- restaurants, pubs, resorts, hotels, guesthouses— first thing in the morning, spread all your stuff out, and start...

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By: DanPublished on 08.19.14
TMBA257: Thoughts On Recruiting Effective Affiliates post image

Bossman is back this week and we are talking about affiliate relationships. How do you get others to promote your products? We'll talk about how to "write the religion" and give potential content publishers a reason to tap into your narrative. We also field several listener questions, including what to look for when hiring your first employee, and the ins and outs of establishing business credit.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 08.14.14
TMBA256: Making Sense of Awards Points and Business Class Upgrades post image

Bossman is on vacation this week, so I've invited my friend Erik Paquet from Abroaders.com on to the show to talk all about mileage, point redemption, how to fly business class as often as possible and much more. In the Dynamite Circle, Erik is widely regarded as the go-to guy for travel hacking. We are also going to be discussing how he has been able to use his unique set of skills to launch a productized service business.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 08.07.14
From Below the Blog – A Five Year Retrospective post image

This blog (formerly the “Lifestyle Business Podcast”) was started five years ago.  After four or five false starts, I meekly published an episode about the process we used to identify our first valet parking product. To this day, I get...

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By: DanPublished on 08.05.14
TMBA255: How People Fail at Sustaining the Digital Nomad Lifestyle post image

Will you succeed or fail as a digital nomad? Becoming a successful location-independent entrepreneur isn't guaranteed. Some of the skills it takes to become a successful digital nomad take years to develop. This week, we are talking about the four major differences we have seen between successful digital nomads and those who have failed.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 07.31.14
TMBA254: A Framework for Creating Mastermind Events or Parties post image

Having a mastermind group, and perpetuating a mastermind group, is a great way to handle some of the emotional struggles of having your own business. They are just as fun as a poker party, but they can change your life. Masterminds are the reason we started this podcast. We've done a lot of in-person masterminds, and they are a great way to grow a community and connect with your audience. This week, we're talking about the power, the pitfalls, and the process of in-person masterminds.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 07.24.14
Is Getting to Six Figures Largely about Overcoming Psychological Challenges? post image

I was watching basketball videos on Youtube the other day and was struck by this documentary of Lebron James’ high school team. In their junior year, they choked and lost to an inferior team in the Ohio state championship. A few...

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By: DanPublished on 07.22.14
TMBA253: A Bootstrapper’s Thoughts on Intellectual Property post image

We're talking about protecting our intellectual property and business through copyright, trademarks and patents. This stuff can be expensive for entrepreneurs, but it is incredibly important. There are so many reasons a bootstrapping attitude might differ from a more corporate or startup philosophy regarding these issues. We'll also chat about our upcoming event in Austin, T.X. and why we have decided to sell our cat furniture business.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 07.17.14